Florida inmate sentenced for mailing threat to prosecutor
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state inmate has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison for threatening a federal prosecutor.
Court records say 25-year-old Dylan Ray Langley was sentenced this week in Jacksonville. He pleaded guilty in June to mailing threatening communications.
Authorities say Langley was serving time at a Daytona Beach facility for armed robbery in 2017 when he mailed a letter to an assistant U.S. attorney. Langley threatened to kill the lawyer in revenge for prosecuting a member of Langley’s gang.
Investigators say Langley admitted to the threats, but changed his story after learning that a state prisoner convicted of a federal crime wouldn’t start their federal sentence until after completing their state sentence. He said he never intended to fulfill the threat and mistakenly believed it would get him transferred to federal custody.